PTR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PTR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PTR files.

What is a PTR file?

A .PTR file is an OS/2 Pointer image file. Through our analysis of PTR files, we know that one use of the format is OS/2 Pointer image. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open PTR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PTR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different PTR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PTR

While we know of one file format using the .PTR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PTR file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PTR files. Remember, different programs may use PTR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CX-ProtocolCX-ProtocolUser submitted
Public Talks ApplicationPublic Talks ApplicationUser submitted
PhotoPhiliaPhotoPhiliaUser submitted
Trendyflash Site BuilderTrendyflash Site BuilderUser submitted
PMView ProPMView ProUser submitted
AccessPORT Map ManagerAccessPORT Map ManagerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PTR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PTR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!